KickStartKidsKarate News2015-2016April 22, 2016STATE CHAMPIONS!Last April 16, 2016 was the KickStartKids State Championship which was held in Irving, TX. Team Burbank was present with twenty four (24) competitors, eager to demonstrate their skills. The competition was fierce, but our team was strong and emerged victorious! We brought home Ten State Championships, One Overall Grand Champion and teammates of the Houston Demo Team that won the Demo Team State Championship. This Team is the Two-Time State Champions, winning in 2015 and 2016. See the full story and pictures here.March 21, 2016At the 2016 KSK Southeast Texas Regional Tournament held at Manvel High School on March 12, 2016, Team Burbank crashed the event with (48) of their (51) that registered for the event. Team Burbank put in countless hours of training to ensure them victory and a chance to compete for a State Championship on April 16, 2016 in Dallas Texas.The KSK Southeast Texas Regional Tournament Results for Team Burbank are:1st Place Awards - (20)2nd Place Awards - (6)3rd Place Awards - (20)As the Coach of Team Burbank, I'm super proud and honored to see them grow into great teammates, friends and family.Sincerely,Mr. WhiteDecember 18, 2015We had our Winter Belt Ceremony last night in front of more than two hundred parents. Our students had worked very hard to qualify for their belts and this was the opportunity to recognize their efforts. There will be another ceremony at the end of the year, after which we prepare for our Summer Competition.I hope everyone will enjoy a wonderful Winter Holiday. I am looking forward to a new year of challenges met!Sincerely,Mr. WhiteHere are pictures of the Belt Ceremony for your enjoyment.
December 15, 2015
Last Saturday December 12, 2015 Burbank Middle School hosted the KICKSTART KIDS Martial Arts Mania Demo Team Tournament. This event is held annually with the top prize awarded winning the chance to perform for Grand Master Chuck Norris. Burbank entered (2) Teams, a Beginner Team and an Advanced Team. They performed amazingly! I was truly blown away by both teams. They put their hearts and souls out on stage and for 6 minutes they made the memories of a lifetime.
The level of competition was extremely high and challenging this year. There are twenty-five (25) schools in the Southeast Area where we belong. These are:Black Middle School, HoustonBurbank Middle School, HoustonCentral Middle School, GalvestonCrockett Middle School, RichmondDulles Middle School, Sugar LandEdison Middle School, HoustonFonville Middle School, HoustonGarcia Middle School, Sugar LandHamilton Middle School, HoustonHarby Jr High, AlvinHodges Bend Middle School, HoustonHogg Middle School, HoustonJackson Middle School, HoustonJohnston Middle School, HoustonLake Olympia Middle School, Missouri CityManvel Junior High, ManvelMcAuliffe Middle School, HoustonMissouri City Middle School, Missouri CityPatrick Henry Middle School, HoustonPaul Revere Middle School, HoustonRodeo Palms Middle School, ManvelStafford Middle & Intermediate School, StaffordStevenson Middle School, HoustonSugarland Middle School, Sugar LandThomas Middle School, HoustonEverything was going to have to be just right in order to be in the top three (3) teams. When all the smoke cleared, Burbank's Beginner Team won 1st Place and took home the championship trophy and banner. The Burbank Advanced Team was competing in the Advanced Division for the first time ever and they tied for 1st place. They were awarded 2nd Place due to a tie breaker.
I am so proud and honored to be a part of a great program in a great school with such amazing students!
Mr. WhiteBeginner TeamAdvanced TeamNovember 20, 2015Our Karate students had their first test this past November 14, 2015 when they participated in the Winter Qualifier Tournament at Revere Middle School. Our Demo Team has grown to thirty-eight members who stay after school to practice their skills. These are their names:
Aaron Bourgeois Karina Cea Carlos Cordova Michael Coronado Rene Coronado Madelyn Cruz Gabriela DeLeon Yarselyn Flores Alejandro Galindo Caesar Gonzalez Hugo Gonzalez Jada Johnson Jalen Johnson Kennedy Jones Cesar Lomeli Efrain Lopez Sebastian Lopez Emanuel Maldonado Jonathan Manzanares Karen Manzano Samantha Martinez Aldo Mejia Lesuy Mejia-Huerta Cristian Moran Gabriela Perez Henry Perez Justin Perez Yaresi Perez Yolanda Pineda Irene Ponce Jessica Ramirez Ernesto Rocha Diana Rodriguez Javier Rodriguez Jonathan Rosales Savana Santiago Jose Sauceda Martha UbaldoTwenty-eight of these students placed in the top three of their respective divisions and qualified for the 2016 KSK Regional Championships that will be held in April of 2016. There will be another KSK Qualifier that will be held in February of 2016. Burbank is looking forward to adding to the list of students that will be attending the 2016 KSK Regional Championships.I am truly blessed to be the Instructor, Coach and Mentor of these amazing students.Sincerely,Mr. WhiteEnjoy a gallery of our first two events!